Thursday, 22 June 2017

1.5 pts win CALL TO MIND 20/1 ( Bet 365,Stan James and Betfair Ex)
1.5 pts win KHALIDI 20/1 (Betfair Ex)
King Edward Stakes

Call To Mind is evidently held in some regard and after a promising winning debut at Newbury disappointed when third in a Listed event at Newmarket. Back on a faster surface tomorrow and stepping up to 1m 4f he is not one to discount.

Khalidi won the Goodwood Derby Trial in the manner of a horse who had really come to himself. He was then well beaten in the Derby beating only four home. It will be interesting to see how his career progresses and he is worth a go here.

Lost - 3 pts

3 pts win TOP TUG 12/1 ( at least 13 firms)
Duke of Edinburgh

A compacted event with only 8 lb covering those that have got in. Alan King does really well with his flat horses and this one should be closer than his seventh in this last year when the ground was on the soft side. He is ideally better on a quicker surface and has looked an improved performer on his last two starts, winning in good style at Goodwood last time. The drop back in trip will not hinder in a race that is sure to be true run and he makes some appeal.

Lost - 3 pts